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Swiss vote to keep military conscription

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Switzerland has voted to keep its mandatory military service.

73 percent of people were in favour of keeping it, despite a campaign to make military service voluntary.

Swiss men aged between 18 and 34 have to do 18-21 weeks training followed by yearly refresher courses.

Many European countries have scrapped their military conscription.

Switzerland has remained neutral and not fought an international war in 200 years,